After a disappointing run in The International 2 and weeks fueled with rumours of their disbandment, mTw makes it official as they announce that their current Dota 2 team has come to an end. The only player not leaving will be syndereN, who will build up a new team from scratch under the the mTw tag.
The current edition of mTw started up in spring, when syndereN teamed up with Funzii, Sockshka and 7ckingMad, the three members of Western Wolves. Shortly after, Kebap joined and their lineup was finalized. mTw experienced their first months of success in early summer when they won the Western qualifiers for TI2, coming back from the loser's bracket in a dominating fashion. They also won the Dreamhack Summer 2012 in June, beating fan favourites Na'Vi in the finals. The second half of summer wasn't too successful for mTw and their lack of games in August didn't help in increasing their chances at The International 2, where they ended up dropping out of the tournament very early in the brackets.
It currently remains unknown what will happen to the French part of the team, but they are playing in the SLTV Season 3 with two standins. Kebap has already announced as a temporary player for mousesports with hints of joining them for good. syndereN will remain in mTw and get a new team together once again.
syndereN issued a following statement:
"There has been numerous rumours floating around for quite a while now about what happened to mTw, and what the future has in store for us. The team is splitting up completely. It is a mutual desire for all players to not continue in the same team—it became increasingly apparent during the last many weeks leading to The International 2 that our team would not last because of interpersonal issues, lack of trust and focus. It is important for me to emphasise that we are NOT splitting because of disappointing results—even with a better result at TI2, our paths would still have split afterwards.
Regardless of the troubles we’ve been through during the duration of the roster and the disappointing result at The International 2, I’m still very proud of what we managed to achieve as a team which not many believed would make it far. Without any ‘superstar’ players, we managed to rise to win and get top placements in several tournaments, including our victory at DreamHack Summer 2012 and the victory in The International 2 western qualifier. I’d like to thank all of players for their dedication and desire to win, and for some awesome shared experiences along the way.
I will be building a new team under the mTw tag which will be made official when it’s ready. Kebap is currently playing with mousesports. 7ckngMad, Socks and Funzii’s exact future in Dota 2 is unknown. We’ll have to wait and see what they decide to do!
mTw's Dota 2 squad were: